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Peter Occhiogrosso

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Peter Occhiogrosso is the author or coauthor of more than 20 nonfiction books, as well as a journalist who began his writing career in the 1970s as a music reviewer and interviewer. Since 1987 many of his books have focused on spirituality and world religion, although he has also coauthored books by public figures as disparate as talk-show host Larry King, cabaret singer Michael Feinstein, and rock icon Frank Zappa.

As his interests expanded from the world of music to encompass spiritual life and practices, Peter wrote a series of books about spiritual experience, including "Once A Catholic" (Houghton-Mifflin); "Through the Labyrinth" (Penguin); and a popular guide to the world's religions entitled "The Joy of Sects" (Doubleday). At the sam
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Peter Occhiogrosso I'd go to Barsoom and search for Tars Tarkas and Rebazar Tarzs. And then prepare for the landing of a space rocket sent by Elon Musk.
Peter Occhiogrosso I don't have a magic bullet. Usually I sit there and work on something else. I might write in my journal, and then move to an ongoing revision of a…moreI don't have a magic bullet. Usually I sit there and work on something else. I might write in my journal, and then move to an ongoing revision of a past book I'm updating for a ebook edition ("The Joy of Sects," to be specific). Or play Hungry Shark Evolution on my phone. Yes, I know that's cheating. I went to parochial school and learned that cheating can be a form of survival.(less)
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The Joy of Sects: A Spirite...

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Inside Spinal Tap

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Through the Labyrinth: Stor...

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Frank Zappa Interview: Fran...

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Tell It to the King

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Healing Path of Prayer: A M...

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